Monday, September 21, 2009

What is in a name?

I sometimes wonder that when it comes to giving a person a name; the Native Americans had it right. In some traditions, each child was renamed at adolescence and adulthood in recognition of some experience or expectation. There is something quite magical in that tradition. I guess it is too late for us now, but it seems to me this is one of those missed opportunities to embrace a wise tradition and make it part of our own.

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